Camden County ready for possible snow on Saturday

County officials say more than 100 pieces of equipment are ready to keep county roads clear tomorrow.

Camden County is diligently monitoring the developments of a storm system threatening to deliver three to five inches of snow to our region tomorrow. Preparations are already underway to respond to the inclement conditions and keep traffic moving throughout the region.

“Even though we are still hours away from seeing the first snowflake, our crews have our equipment prepped and trucks are loaded with product to address any and all situations that may arise,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Our public works employees will be on the job to keep roadways passible, but we need everyone to remain extra cautious behind the wheel.”

A slight westward shift in the storm system is on track to deliver higher snow totals on Saturday. The duration of the storm could be long, with snowfall possible for 12 to 24 hours with predominately light to moderate intensity. By the time this weather event is done, Camden County could see snow accumulation totals of between three to five inches.

“Anyone on the roadways tomorrow should be prepared to encounter slick road conditions,” Shin Angulo said. “Remember to leave at least six car lengths behind our DPW vehicles while they work. Also, while our crews are working in the community please park all vehicles off the roadways so we can effectively plow the area if needed.”

At the public works complex in Lindenwold, more than 100 pieces of equipment stand ready to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving. If the weather becomes treacherous personnel will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts to salt and plow 1,400 lane miles of roadways across Camden County. The county’s response plan calls for crews to be dispatched only to the zones where they are needed.

In the event that the weather causes isolated power outages, please remember to immediately call your utility company so they can identify the location and coordinate crews to restore your power. Any storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines, so residents need to be extra cognizant of any power failures.

Continue to check www.camdencounty.com through the storm for weather and road condition updates. Information will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.